Flushing – Main Street

Who doesn’t  like to travel and discover new cultures, people and places; well what if I say you can travel to Asia in New York, I know what are you thinking you have heard about  Manhattan’s Chinatown. But this time I’m talking about Flushing Main Street. I had talked about this place in my other blogs but it was very briefly so I had decide to make a blog about it.

If you have ever wonder how is too live in Asia, or become fluent in Mandarin or Korean language this is your place to be. Downtown Flushing is known for its Bakeries,  easy transportation into Manhattan and for their  “Most authentic Asian cousin”

The second most crowded place in NYC after Times Square of course.  Walking around Flushing Main Street you might feel you have left the New York. every where you look around in Main Street is not written in English anymore or at least the biggest sings is all about Chinese Mandarin or Korean. I just found that fascinating how a place can change so much, and of course the majority of the population in Flushing is Asian even going to a super market is a totally different adventure, got to say not my favorite but still fun.

I love how Flushing keeps growing with technology and their nice looking scenery, buildings and shops. And most of the food, I would lie if I say I didn’t have some favorites, because every time I’m in Flushing I like to try new things and so far i have never been disappointed. But if you are thinking on going for the first time i will share some of the places you need to try fist.

Queens Crossing Mall on the ground level food court – It’s like entering to a whole new world of the best Asian food. Japanese, Taiwanese, korean, chinese and so much more

The Coop- Original Korean style chicken

The Spot- Most delicious desserts, with a twist of adventure, all for pictures and Instagram posts.

Bubble Tea- they are pretty much in every Corner in Main street, refreshing and delicious drinks with tapioca.

XIAN famous food- Their Lamb soup is just a party of flavors, highly recommend this place. Also if you are vegetarian you will find a lot to choose from in any of this places.

Now you know if you are feeling adventures and want to try something new hop on the “Seven Train” and get of on the last stop Flushing Main Street.

 

The City of Guap

A lot of people have ask me how much money can you spend in NYC on a regular day

well all depends  of what you are doing or where are you going, but for today’s blog we will do a regular day. A frugal and careful but still want to have fun kind of day.

On a normal day hanging out with friends will start with taking the subway to move around the city ,  that would cost around $10.00 with a metro card

after that one of my friends suggest to go bowling at Bowlmor at Chelsea piers what a fun place that is, nothing extraordinary, possibly there are other places that are not as pricey as that one. But that’s what you do when you have a group of friends, it was around $12 each person plus $6 rental shoes,  for one game. after bowling we went out to eat and  I think that’s the tricky part where you eat,  NYC  have so many delicious options of course we are not talking fast food here which it can be more cheap, So we decided to go to Williamsburg, Brooklyn  if you are visiting New York that’s one stop you need to make, you can find there great restaurants, bars, eclectic shops and so much nightlife attractions, its such a hipster place, I personally like it a lot. one of my go to places to eat is Sea – a Thai restaurant food is great and price wise is very affordable. So I start  my dinner with an entrée I order their famous southwestern soup $5.50 and my main course I had Thai noodles with seafood $13.00 and to drink I just order tap water. (Funny thing I discover sometimes drinks are more expensive than food, not only at Sea but pretty much everywhere in NYC) After dinner we went for dessert, we went to this place I saw good reviews about it’s called “Martha’s bakery” also in Williamsburg Brooklyn. lets just day the place is really, really pricey. I had there the Berry Napoleon  a tiny slice was $7.00 with a cup of hot chocolate $5.50  ((I have a sweet tooth)) I was even more surprise to find out is that is a dollar more expensive to eat at the place than to take it to go. I don’t  think I will be going very often there.

There you go a total normal day in the city cost me $59.OO

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